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Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer

laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive approach that is increasingly being used for treating colon cancer. In laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer, the surgeon performs the colon resection surgery through several small incisions using specialized tools, rather than a single large incision. This technique offers numerous advantages over traditional open surgery, making it a preferred choice for many patients.

How laparoscopic colon surgery is performed

The laparoscopic procedure for colon cancer, also known as laparoscopic colectomy or laparoscopic colon resection, involves the use of a laparoscope – a long, thin instrument with a camera and light on the end. The surgeon inserts the laparoscope through one of the small incisions, allowing them to visualize the surgical site on a monitor. Through the other incisions, the surgeon uses specialized surgical tools to remove the cancerous portion of the colon (colon resection surgery).

Benefits of laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery for colon cancer offers several benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including:

  • Reduced blood loss during the procedure
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery times
  • Less noticeable scarring
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Better pain management

It's important to note that laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer requires a high level of surgical expertise, particularly for complex cases. Therefore, it is recommended to undergo this procedure at a specialized cancer center with experienced surgical oncologists who perform laparoscopic colon resections regularly. These experts can provide personalized care and ensure optimal outcomes.

If you would like to explore the possibility of laparoscopic surgery for treating your colon cancer, simply call +91-9830030390 or email info@bestsurgeon.com to schedule a consultation with Prof. (Dr.) SAYANDEV DASGUPTA MS, FIAGES, a renowned senior general and laparoscopic Laparoscopic Surgeon for Colon Cancer based in Kolkata. No referrals are required to consult with Dr. Dasgupta and his team of experts specializing in colon cancer treatment.

Most Frequently Asked questions

Q: Is laparoscopic surgery suitable for all colon cancer cases?
A: While laparoscopic surgery is increasingly being used for colon cancer treatment, its suitability depends on various factors such as the stage of cancer, the location of the tumor, and the overall health of the patient. Your surgeon will evaluate your specific case and determine if laparoscopic surgery is an appropriate option.
A: The recovery time after laparoscopic colon surgery is typically shorter compared to open surgery. Most patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks, although the recovery period may vary depending on individual factors and the extent of the surgery.
A: Like any surgical procedure, laparoscopic colon surgery carries some risks, such as bleeding, infection, and potential complications related to anesthesia. However, the risks are generally lower compared to open surgery due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure.
A: In some cases, the surgeon may need to convert from laparoscopic to open surgery during the procedure, depending on factors such as the complexity of the case or unexpected circumstances. This decision is made to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient.
A: The duration of laparoscopic colon surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and individual factors. On average, the procedure may take 2-4 hours, but your surgeon will provide you with a more accurate estimate based on your specific case.